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EmotanafricanaBooksEtc presents Aso Oke Yoruba, A Tapestry of Love & Color … – Tola Adenle

February 4, 2016

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Aṣọ Òkè Yoruba: A Tapestry of Love and Color, A Journey of Personal Discovery, a book gestated on this blog through different categories, was published on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.   While a personal website, emotanafricanabooksEtc is being developed where this and any other books, et cetera I may have for sale will be available […]

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A visit to an Aso Oke Cooperative in Lagos – Segun Adeoye

January 21, 2014

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“Aso-oke: Pains, gains of making a famous fabric” The Punch by Segun Adeoye Mobil’sCulture Calendar for 2013 showing a weaver similar to the one described in this essay. emotanafricana e-Library It is unlike the typical cloth-making factory which is equipped with huge machines to take the stress off the apprentice. In a typical aso-oke factory, […]

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Yoruba Aso Oke: 2014 Oje-Ibadan & Oje-Ede Market Days – Tola Adenle

January 12, 2014

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The market days for the two Oje – at Ibadan and Ede will be posted latest by mid-February. I can see there has been increased visits to check the dates through the 2013 market days in the last several days. Thanks for the continued interest. TOLA.

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UPDATE & FYI: Yoruba Aso Oke: 2013 Oje-Ibadan & Oje-Ede Market Days – Tola Adenle

November 9, 2013

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Since the unannounced change of the Ibadan market da around the Muslim Greater Beiram – Ileya – celebration, the 2013 calendar dates see, to hae been cheanged. There is a market day tomorrow, Sunday, November 10 at Ibadan which is the usual 17-day cycle from the last one On Friday, October 25. If you go, […]

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2013 Oje-Ibadan Market Day for September 30 was a no-show! – Tola Adenle

October 1, 2013

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There were eight visitors who checked the Market Days schedule for Oje-Ibadan and Oje-Ede yesterday.  I have it in my kitchen and checked it Sunday night just to be sure I had the date for the market at Ibadan right:  Monday, September 30 because I need to get some items for my daughters. I was […]

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UPDATE: Oje-Ibadan & Oje-Ede Market days – Questions about possible Iseyin trip answered – Tola Adenle

September 10, 2013

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Omomeji – Twins – from your Name, Taiyelolu another name for Taiwo, the first to be born of twins though considered by the Yoruba to be younger than Kehinde! Thanks for this important question. While most Yoruba towns and settlements – not the cities in modern times – have market days, I’m sure Iseyin must […]

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Yoruba Sericulture, contd.: The Akinkoye Collections (Male & Female) – Tola Adenle

May 29, 2013

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FOREWORD Please note that to get old Yoruba silk clothes these days, one would need to search far and wide and, possibly on the web!  Another fact that needs being stated here for the benefit of non-Nigerians:  ALL CLOTHES that are called aso oke ARE HAND-WOVEN, not factory-produced.  Families in Yorubaland generally pass on the […]

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Yoruba classic clothes at weddings: Sanyan, Etu & Alaari – Tola Adenle

May 28, 2013

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The three Yoruba great classics are Sanyan [Sanyanmiran – I recently learnt is also a name for the 1st one, thanks to Reader, Mr. Tao], Alaari & Etu – in that order are worn for big occasions as shown here.  There are variations in weaves and colors but Sanyan is always khaki-ish plus white; Etu […]

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Yoruba and Sericulture: Yoruba classic clothes and textiles – Tola Adenle

May 27, 2013

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FOREWORD (1) Herewith the Yoruba sericulture re-presentation.  It’s edited and the pictures are cleaned up, and also included in this essay where it belongs alongside the old – I’m assuming – Osolo, “iborun/shawl” of the Mississippi State University archival Sanyan. I know you will enjoy it for different reasons: the Yoruba, hopefully, for historical pride […]

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Howard University’s African Students’ Association hosts “Evolution of African Fashions” tonight in D.C.

April 11, 2013

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Subject: Howard University Event The African Students’ Association will host its Eighth Annual Fashion Show TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Ballroom of the Blackburn Center. This year’s show, titled “SAKO,”  meaning “To Show Off” in the Yoruba language, will focus on the evolution of African fashions through the span of a lifetime. […]

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